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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Marketing Budget Analyst

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. - Lebanon, TN

Overview Under general supervision, manage the day-to-day reporting of the $80 million marketing budget at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.  Responsibilities include establishment and administration of budget controls for the marketing and advertising functions, examining budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.  Reports and communicates financial results. 

Responsibility Budget Reporting and Reconciliation - Effectively reports and communicates the financial results to appropriate personnel. 

Consult with Brand Leads to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.

Manage monthly agency fees and hours reconciliation

Manage monthly budget reconciliation with accounting and financial planning & analysis

Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.

Budget Administration/Management Manages agency fee agreements and monitors all billing and invoicing functions and reconciliations.

Manages the budget allocation and accrual process

Assures all departmental spending is within budget and time period guidelines

Manages the estimate and invoicing process

Tracks planned versus actual departmental expenses

Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.

Counsel with Brand Leads and external teams on any potential changes in budget positions and execute the appropriate changes

Develop fiscal year budgets

Financial Analysis Serve as a financial resource for the Marketing department and in support of various projects in order to achieve company initiatives.

Assist with reporting and analytics/ROI for various projects

Review and analyzes trends affecting budget needs.

Develops marketing budget and fee processes and systems

Evaluates agency fees for competitive pricing

Forecast agency fee expenses

Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Marketing and relevant years of experience plus 2 years of accounting or related experience.

Excellent oral, written, presentation and time-management skills.

Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Strong attention to detail

Knowledge of budgeting process and able to interpret financial information

Passion for Marketing/Advertising and up to date with best practices

Solid mathematical skills and very logical approach to problem solving

Knowledge of financial analyses, budgeting/planning and forecasting concepts and processes.

Project management skills and/or cross-departmental teamwork experience.

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

13 days 21 hours ago

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

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Marketing Budget Analyst Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. - Lebanon, TN, United States

   

Location: Lebanon, TN

Company Profile:
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. develops and operates the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store concept in the United States. It operates full-service restaurants, which provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The company also operates gift shops that offer various decorative and functional items, such as rocking chairs, holiday and seasonal gifts and toys, apparel, music CD’s, cookware, old-fashioned-looking ceramics, figurines, a book-on-audio sale-and-exchange program, and various other gift items, as well as candies, preserves, pies, cornbread mixes, coffee, syrups, pancake mixes, and other food items. As of February 25, 2014, the company operated 626 company-owned locations in 42 states. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee.